Shipping & trading bring hope and healing in sub-Saharan Africa
“In the midst of the pressing social challenges of this century, we must work together, each doing our part…I applaud the Mercy Ships in their efforts of transformational development as they make a lasting difference in the world of need…We have a purpose for our lives and a legacy that will last beyond our lifetime.” – Nelson Mandela
Shipping and trading community wanted to help as well.
So we dig deep to bring hope and healing to people in sub-Saharan Africa, supporting every year on a specific date Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships is a compassionate response to a world in need, bringing first world medical services to those with little access.
We call it the Cargo Day: once a year, the referral date on which the contracts are supposed to be made.
The fundraising event raised so far more than 7.7 million in 7 years by the shipping and trading community!
The functioning is very simple; for every transport we or a member undertake, we donate half of the income received. If you are a charterer, a shipowner, an agent etc, contact us or a member and note that you can pledge any amount, make any donation.
Our shipbrokers, as soon as the big day is approaching, on the day itself and for the next several weeks, work hard to persuade our clients to fix vessels with us so that we can pay back half of our revenues to Mercy ships.